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Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there early in the morning and were able to park in their parking lot for free. We walked around downtown, had tea and pastries at Murchie's, walked to Chinatown, went into many stores and by the time we came back, our room was available. There's a beautiful tea room at opens at 11 a.m. Can't beat the location...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is a unique experience for anyone visiting Victoria. Thank you for your high rating and positive comments. We look forward to welcoming your husband and your self back in the near future!

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic building. Beautifully decorated interior. A nice selection of sandwiches and sweets. My only critique is that I found the service to be a bit slow considering it was not very busy when I was there. I have been to afternoon tea at several venues in Victoria and know that it is an experience not to be rushed. Even so,...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding afternoon tea in the Pendray Restaurant. We apologize if the service was a little slower than you would have liked. Afternoon tea is an experience to be savoured . The service for tea is meant to be servrd in a leisurely fashion. We are however cognicent that some people are on a time restriction...

Shawnee, Kansas
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Victoria for tea and decided to get 2 rooms at the mansion. It was worth it. The rooms were elegantly dressed and the location was perfect. Everyone from the servers to the front deck to the gardener was very nice and friendly. This is an experience that we will never forget

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is an historic home dating back to the 1890's. The charm and elegance of that era is showcased in our nine guestrooms and in our Pendray Restaurant which features traditional afternoon high tea five times a week. Staying in the Gatsby Mansion transports you back...

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Haunting atmosphere. We needed a key to get into the house which made it feel like we were staying in a house and not a hotel but still had the hotel convenience. Breakfast in the morning was included and was ok and very convenient for coffee juice and toast. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is an historic site and was once home to the Pendray family. We are pleased that you felt that you were staying in a home with all the conveniences of a hotel. We look forward to your return visit.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We took the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria for the day and hoped to have afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress. It was booked, so the young woman at the Visitor's Centre suggested Gatsby Manor as an alternative. It was perfect, great tea & food and the young woman who served us was lovely. The location was perfect also,...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding afternoon tea at the Pendray Restaurant. Our location is perfect for those either taking the Coho to port Angeles or the Clipper to Seattle. Our afternoon tea is unique in its setting- a 110 year old mansion with its rich wood and stain glass windows. As well our tea is imported from Singapore and...

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We choose the Gatsby Mansion for high tea after reading many reviews. The ambiance was exactly what we were looking for and we had a room all to ourselves which was wonderful. The waitress was fairly attentive and the teas, scones and croissant were delicious! We did ask not to be served any shellfish or pork when we made the...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your experience having high tea in the Gatsby Mansion. We are sorry that there was miscommunication regarding your sandwich selections. People are sometimes allergic to all types of seafood and this was most likely what was interpreted from your request. Our grill cheese sandwich is very good but not as appetizing as our smoked...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our group of six wanted to go to "high tea" while visiting in Victoria and was debating between The Empress and a couple of other options. In checking Trip Advisor, the reviews for The Empress were very mixed but many comments were extremely negative pertaining to price and service. In checking further, we found The Gatsby offered afternoon tea, the...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant in the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby affords the guest the experience of having tea in a 110 year old Mansion. The stain glass, wood and elegant furniture brings you back to a time when tea was an honoured tradition in many homes. Our tea is imported...

Duncan BC
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I have stayed here before, and The Gatsby Manor was as before. Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the reviews that are here, and if you think this might be the place for you, grab a reservation now: a place this eccentric might not last in the world of today's mainstream hotels.

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in the Gatsby Mansion. The Mansion is an historic site and as such cannot be torn down or removed from the premises. Our owners have made some cosmetic improvements to the Mansion. We are presently refurbishing each room with a décor in keeping with the era of when the Mansion was...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Because of the cost of high tea at the Empress Hotel we were told to contact the Gatsby. We did and for half the price we arranged the event for 3pm with our three grandkids (7, 10, 12) and their mother. When we walked in we were seated in a room at the front all be ourselves. First thing the...

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Mary Bea M, Guest Relations Manager at Gatsby Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your high tea experience at the Pendray Restaurant. Our tea is imported from Singapore and offers a great variety of tastes and selections for even the most discerning tea connoisseur! Our adult and childrens' menu selection presents traditional afternoon tea fare at reasonable prices. Afternoon high tea is a tradition in Victoria. We are...

Reviewed 29 September 2016

2 minute drive from ferry to parking lot, right by the harbor, parliament building, easy walk to downtown. Stayed in the Notre Dame room. No views, but I chose that for the price. Beautiful woodwork & lamps in the mansion, very quiet all night.

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Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion is an historic site with much history connected to the building. The stain glass that is throughout the public areas was brought over from Venice over a hundred years ago in barrels of molasses! Staying in the Mansion transports you back in time. We hope...

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Nothing feels more like Victoria than the Gatsby Mansion. The Gatsby Mansion is comprised of two buildings: The Gatsby House and the Judges House. Both buildings are over 100 years old with elegant gardens and fountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gatsby Mansion

Address: 309 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1X2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > James Bay
Price Range: €86 - €159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gatsby Mansion 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The mansion is set in from the main road so I think all the rooms are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles nlance2016, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“four posted bed room”
 of 5 bubbles ajgcristiano, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in a piece of history at Gatsby Manor. The Pendray Suite is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles ZuZusMom, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“this review covered high tea only”
 of 5 bubbles sccfsac, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we stayed at the huntington next door.”
 of 5 bubbles CommittedCruiser, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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